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Dr Evangelos Kyriakidis FSA

Senior Lecturer in Aegean Prehistory


Office Hours: Currently based in Athens


Educated at University College London and Cambridge, Evangelos came to Kent from UCLA, where he was a Cotsen Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Archaeology. He has research interests in Mycenaean administration, Minoan religion and iconography, as well as ritual theory. He is also interested in the history of archaeological thought and in archaeological site management and planning.

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Kyriakidis, E. (2006). Ritual in the Aegean: The Minoan Peak Sanctuaries. London, UK: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd.
Edited book
Kyriakidis, E. (2007). The Archaeology of Ritual. Kyriakidis, E. ed. Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California.
Anagnostopoulos, A., Stefanou, E. and Kyriakidis, E. (2018). Community engagement through archaeological ethnography: learning in situ with a field school in Gonies Maleviziou, Crete. AP: Online Journal in Public Archaeology [Online] 7:85-100. Available at:
Grammatikakis, I. et al. (2017). New evidence about the use of serpentinite in the Minoan architecture. A ?-Raman based study of the "House of the High Priest" drain in Knossos. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports [Online] 16:316-321. Available at:
Kyriakidis, E. and Anagnostopoulos, A. (2017). Engaging Local Communities in Heritage Decision-Making: the Case of Gonies, Crete, Greece. Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies [Online] 5:334-348. Available at:
Kyriakidis, E. and Anagnostopoulos, A. (2016). Archaeological Ethnography, Heritage Management, and Community Archaeology: A Pragmatic Approach from Crete. Public Archaeology [Online] 14:240-262. Available at:
Kyriakidis, E. (2012). Borders and Territories: The Borders of Classical Tylissos. Cambridge Classics Journal [Online] 58:115-144. Available at:
Kyriakidis, E. (2011). Proceedings of the International Colloquium "The Inner Workings of Mycenaean Bureaucracy". Pasiphae: Rivista di filogia e antichità egee 5:17-24.
Kyriakidis, E. (2010). 'Collectors' as Stakeholders in Mycenaean Governance: Property and the Relations between the Ruling Class and the State. Cambridge Classics Journal [Online] 56:140-177. Available at:
Kyriakidis, E. (2008). 'Ritual and Risk in Chinese Divination Rituals': A Comment on 'Divination and Power' by Rowan K. Flad. Current Anthropology 49:426-426.
Kyriakidis, E. (2008). Who's Who: The Shepherds in the Cn Series at Pylos. Pasiphae: Rivista di filogia e antichità egee 2:449-459.
Kyriakidis, E. (2007). Phonetic Attributions of Undeciphered Characters: The Case of *56 in Linear B. Cambridge Classical Journal 53:202-228.
Kyriakidis, E. (2005). The Unidentified Floating Objects on Late Minoan Seal Iconography. American Journal of Archaeology [Online] 109:137-154. Available at:
Kyriakidis, E. (2004). Aniconicity in Late Minoan I Seal Iconography. Kadmos [Online] 43:159-166. Available at:
Kyriakidis, E. (2003). Undeciphered Tablets and Undeciphered Territories: A Comparison of Late Minoan IB Archives. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society 49:118-129.
Kyriakidis, E. (2003). Scribes Treated as Criminals: A Note on the Study of Palm and Fingerprints on the Linear B Tablets of Knossos Bennet, J. and Driessen, J. eds. Festschrift volume for John Killen 33-334:1-8.
Kyriakidis, E. (2001). The Economics of Potnia: Storage in 'Temples' of Prehistoric Greece. Aegaeum [Online]:123-130. Available at:
Kyriakidis, E. (2000). Two Spells in the Language of the Keftiu. Crete-Egypt, Three Millennia of Cultural contacts, The Greek Ministry of Culture.
Kyriakidis, E. (2000). A Sword Type on the Chieftain's Cup (HM 341). Kadmos 39.
Kyriakidis, E. and Keel, O. (1999). The Scarabs of Crete. Crete and Egypt, 4000 years of cultural contacts:304-333.
Kyriakidis, E. (1999). Scribes Treated as Criminals: A Note on the Study of Palm and Fingerprints on the Linear B Tablets of Knossos. MINOS:197-204.
Kyriakidis, E. (1998). Some Aspects of the Role of Scribes in Pylian Palace Administration. Minos: Revista de filología egea:201-229.
Kyriakidis, E. (1997). Nudity in Late Minoan I Iconography. Kadmos [Online] 36:119-126. Available at:
Book section
Kyriakidis, E. (2007). In Search of Ritual. in: Kyriakidis, E. ed. The archaeology of ritual. : Cotsen Institute of Archaeology UCLA publications, pp. 1-8.
Kyriakidis, E. (2007). Archaeologies of Ritual. in: Kyriakidis, E. ed. Archaeology of Ritual. Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, pp. 289-308. Available at:
Kyriakidis, E. (2000). Miscellanea: Pithos or Baetyl? On the Interpretation of a Group of Minoan Rings. in: Altroth, B. ed. Opuscula Atheniensia. Stockholm: Paul Forlag Astroms. Available at:
Conference or workshop item
Kyriakidis, E. (2007). Finding Ritual: Calibrating the Evidence. in: The Third Cotsen Advanced Seminar. United States: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, pp. 9-22. Available at:
Kyriakidis, E. (2007). Mallia Quartier 18 and the Palaikastro Kouros Rooms: Two Homologies. in: Proceedings of the 9th International Congress of Cretan Studies.
Kyriakidis, E. and Alexopoulos, G. (2014). Discovering the Archaeologists of Greece 2012-14. Initiative for Heritage Conservancy. Available at:
Kyriakidis, E. (2020). Minoan Religion: Tracing some Minoan Gods. in: Hitchcock, L. A. ed. A Companion to Aegean Art and Architecture. Wiley.
Kyriakidis, E. (2017). Decision making in Archaeological Heritage: Prospects and Limitations of enhancing Democracy through a Community Archaeology project in Crete. Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage.
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Evangelos Kyriakidis is the programme director of the MA in Heritage Management (Athens).

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